East Carolina University
College of Arts and Sciences
M.S., Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences (PhD), chemistry concentration.
MS in Chemistry:
We have been granting the MS degree since the mid 1960s. Our program provides a strong educational foundation that will be of great benefit if you plan to enter a PhD or MD program. This foundation also will provide you with a competitive edge if you plan to enter the job market. Our students acquire valuable research skills by working closely with their chosen research advisors, and their course work aids greatly in furthering their professional goals. The MS degree is offered with concentrations in six areas: Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Industrial. The degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, including the completion of a thesis.
Research opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry exist in two interdisciplinary PhD programs: the PhD Program in Coastal Resources Management (CRM) and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences (IDPBS). The Department of Chemistry offers a concentration in Chemistry through the IDPBS program (see below).
PhD in the Biological Sciences -- Chemistry Concentration:
Our concentration in the IDPBS is designed to provide doctoral education at the interface between chemistry and biology with a concentration in chemistry. Students in this program will receive broad exposure to topics in chemistry and other biological sciences. The department has expertise in both the experimental and computational methodologies used to investigate important issues.
Some of the fields of study include: Synthesis, isolation, identification, and structure determinations of proteins and other biological macromolecules. Understanding protein function and misfunction on a molecular level. Interactions, molecular dynamics, and elucidation of reaction mechanisms of proteins and other macromolecules of biological significance.
The core mission of this program is to produce scientists of the highest quality that will become future leaders in academia, government, and industry. Graduates will possess exemplary qualities that will allow them to excel in a wide range of scientific fields.
Application to the IDPBS:
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the East Carolina University campus to meet faculty members and students.
Application deadline (for fall entry): April 1st
Financial Support for IDPBS students: Base salary is $23,000 Tuition is paid A $900 contribution is made toward insurance premium Research assistantships available with individual research groups
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999